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Education in South America

Study opportunities in South America

Do you want to convince yourself of the beauty of the contrasting continent? Then it could be an interesting option for you to study at one of the numerous universities in South America. Based on statistics by Countryaah, the university landscape in South America is as diverse as the landscapes in South America.

South American university systems in comparison

Probably the most renowned university system can be found in Argentina, the country of the gauchos. The universities there enjoy a good reputation in South America and internationally. Countries such as Chile and Ecuador have also carried out extensive reforms in the field of education in recent years and have aligned their study system with international standards.

In contrast, there is a steep gradient in Brazil. On the one hand are the numerous, rather mediocre private universities. On the other side are the top state universities, whose quality is comparable to that of German universities.

Semester abroad as the most popular form of study

Semester programs at universities enable students to study in South America for one or two semesters. A semester abroad in South America is the most common type of stay abroad among international students. There are multiple reasons for this:

  • Free choice of course: Students enjoy the greatest possible freedom when compiling their course plan. You can take courses from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Good chances of recognition: The study achievements in South America are mostly recognized in Germany - and after consultation with the home university.
  • Improving your language skills: A semester abroad in South America is a great way to improve your language skills. Those interested in the Portuguese language are in good hands in Brazil. Spanish is the official language in almost all other countries. Those who do not have sufficient language skills at the start of their studies have the opportunity at many universities to take part in a university language course before starting their studies.
  • Opportunity for financial support: Students who spend one or two semesters abroad in South America can be funded by BAföG abroad. The DAAD also offers numerous region-specific funding programs for Latin America - an interesting option for students who are drawn to Nicaragua, for example. And even those who finance their studies in Germany with a student loan can usually easily have subsidies for one or two semesters abroad.
Countries in South America
  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
  6. Ecuador
  7. Guyana
  8. Paraguay
  9. Peru
  10. Suriname
  11. Uruguay
  12. Venezuela

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